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Maxi (mum) summer

Vintage Hawaiian Maxi Sundress

I have a maxi swim coverup from my mom. She got it in Hawaii on her honeymoon  with my dad in 1974. She also brought me (then almost 5) a bikini and coverup dress that my DD is wearing (she’s also 5 now). I wore this maxi swim coverup – it has big long neck ties – twisted and wrapped over  a tee shirt in the Caymans, a la polynesian style. But then I cut it down to dress length and kept the bottom as a short wrap. But now i’d like it to be maxi again, but retain the other parts. Enter in my convertible maxi. I am going to (tonight!) sew buttonholes in the top of the short wrap, and buttons to the outside hem of the shorter dress. Voila, maxi, and yet, a dress and a coverup.

I’ve decided that vertical buttonholes will be best, they’ll not pull down so much. Off to the sewing machine!

By paradise

I'm Ann. I've been sewing since I was 9. My first project was a denim wrap skirt. Thrifting is a way of life for me - both eco-chic and financially savvy.

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